A shocking video has emerged where a voter is alleging that the polling officer forcefully pressed the Congress symbol on the EVM when she wanted to press on the BJP symbol.
(हाथ पकड़कर जबरदस्ती पंजा पर धर दिहिन हम देहे जात रहिन कमल पर!)
पीठासीन अधिकारी पर कांग्रेस के लिये वोट डलवाने का यह आरोप अमेठी लोकसभा के गौरीगंज के गूजरटोला बूथ नंबर 316 पर लगा है। @ECISVEEP @DmAmethi pic.twitter.com/RlvGz2JJOw
— Prem Shanker Mishra (@ps_mishraNBT) May 6, 2019
In the video, the lady is heard repeatedly saying that Congress workers held her hand forcefully and pressed the ‘Panja’ (the symbol of the ‘palm’ representing the Congress) button on the EVM machine, instead of that of the ‘Kamal’ (the Lotus representing BJP) which she intended to press.
Union Minister and BJP candidate for Amethi Smriti Irani has urged the Election Commission to take action against this. She took to Twitter to accuse Congress President Rahul Gandhi of indulging in booth capturing.
Smriti Irani: I tweeted an alert to administration and EC(alleging booth capturing in Amethi), hope they take action. People of the country have to decide whether this kind of politics of Rahul Gandhi should be punished or not pic.twitter.com/v0hkw3HA6u
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 6, 2019
Amethi was one of the most talked about constituencies in the run-up to the ongoing elections, as it is being contested by high profile candidates like Smriti Irani and the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi himself.
Amethi is one of the high profile seats which has gone to polls today along with Rae Bareli and Lucknow.